Blogger’s Note: Please note that this was written by a leader in the ElDorado Tea Party Movement
UPDATE: For clarification, the news release was sent out under the banner of COMPAS – Citizens Organized to Monitor Protect And Serve. I am NOT a spokesperson for the Tea Party or any other organization other than COMPAS
Contact * Melody Lane * 530-642-1670 * firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday evening over 400 Tea Party participants got more than an earful when they gathered at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds to meet the candidates for Assembly District #4. They were introduced by conservative talk show host Eric Hogue who provided info on the hottest issues at the Capitol. Also on the agenda that evening was a relevant presentation, “How Is Your Ox Gored?” plus recruitment for accountability Watchdog Teams.
Apparently candidate Beth Gaines is turning a blind eye and deaf ear to citizens who demand accountability.
Cheryl Bly-Chester and John Allard appeared to be the obvious forerunners in the Republican race for Assembly. Both candidates have the experience and qualifications needed to best serve citizens in District #4. It’s going to be a tough choice.
Cheryl clearly grasped the issues made during the presentation “How Is Your Ox Gored?” and supported the recruitment for Watchdogs to hold elected officials accountable. She’s obviously an intelligent and savvy woman who seized upon the opportunity to demonstrate her expertise about the important issues of water, accountability, and Brown Act violations.
John Allard should be applauded for having the chutzpah to do what’s right instead of what’s politically correct. He is well respected for his faith and values as demonstrated by filing the suit challenging Beth’s Gaines’ ballot status as “small business woman.”
At last month’s Tea Party Patriots of El Dorado Hills meeting the topic was “Hold Their Feet to the Fire.” Supervisor John Knight, Ted & Beth Gaines, and Representative Norm Gonzales from Tom McClintock’s office were present when we were challenged to hold every elected official accountable. This Tea Party Watchdog ran with the ball.
Compromising integrity for political gain is a serious character issue. Now that it’s time to play Truth or Consequences the rules suddenly don’t seem to apply to the Gaines’ family. What an inconvenient truth. The question is who–or what exactly–influenced the judge to throw out John Allard’s ballot suit as “frivolous and untimely?”